My favorite part of summer--hands down--is the mornings. I love the early sun and the fuzzy glow it gives to everything. I love that the heat hasn't settled in yet, and the air still feels cool. I love it so much, in fact, that I pulled myself out of bed this morning at just before 6:30 to go for a jog and enjoy the scenery in my neighborhood. And I don't even like jogging.
Since I'm practicing my appreciation for simple summer joy as part of Retro Summer '09, I thought I'd round out my morning with a few more activities. Like dumping fistfuls of fresh blueberries onto my cereal. I bought 4 pounds of them yesterday on sale, because they're never cheaper or better than at this time of year! And after promptly freezing more than half of them, I saved some for breakfasts and smoothies for the week to come. Berries, after all, are a perfect way to ring in the season, in my opinion.
From the Balcony...
So, with cereal and hot tea in hand, I headed out to my balcony to appreciate the view. My corner of the neighborhood is still a baby--constructed about 5 years ago. And so you can imagine that after years of tiny stick trees and mini-shrubs, it is so nice to see things growing and filling out. Starkness is being replaced with lush greenness.
And speaking of green, I've been thrilled to see loads of little green cherries and strawberries and grapes in my modest backyard, just waiting to turn red and purple. But more on that another time.... For now I'm going to wander my way down to the patio, journal in hand, and enjoy the rest of this summer morning.
What is your favorite time of day in the summer? Share by posting your comments below! And make sure to come back next week for the official start of Retro Summer!
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